Anyone else in dog agility? Those are my two mutts in the picture there. Kelly (in front) is a Siberian Husky cross, 14 years old and is retired from agility much to her disgust. Chase is mostly Border Collie, 6 years old and highly food and agility motivated. He's a rough and tumble type boy who has taken numerous spills without ever looking back. Kelly was always slow and perfect, Chase is a moremoremore kind of boy.
I started in dog agility about 12 years ago after I adopted Kelly from the local humane society. It didn't take me long to discover that I had a whole lot of dog on my hands. She was much different from my previous very mellow cocker spaniel cross. I knew I had to find something for her to do so I went down to watch a trial and spent the whole time sitting in the stands thinking "My dog could do that!". Signed up for a class the next day, it was a lot of trial and error, but eventually I got it right for her. She on the other hand had no problem catching on. She's never forgiven me for retiring her, it takes a lot of bribery for me to make it out of the house with my younger dog for practice.
Chase came into the picture several years later, he was a give away, part of an unwanted litter. I knew he was going to be a whole, whole lot of dog the minute I met his mom. But, I had always wanted a higher drive dog for agility and BC's fit that bill. Wow, did I get more then I bargined for! Chase was a 90 mph, 26" jumping whirlwind! And because he's a totally different personality then Kelly I had to learn how to train agility all over again! He has mellowed some what since he's gotten older, but it's still like a light switch being flicked on when he's on course. Off course you have this big lug "love me, love me!" type of dog, on course you can see him tense all of his muscles and tighten up like a spring ready to let loose. I definitely got my high drive dog!
So... anyone else?